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Mission
Our Mission
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Green Therapy was founded by Bryce Coulter in 2011 to craft bespoke, outdoor spaces that enhance the lives of our clients

We connect with each client on a personal journey, unique to their needs and desires:

                                                             Spaces to connect with friends & family.

                                                                   Spaces to reconnect with nature.

       

                                                                          Spaces to grow and create.

 

                                                                            Spaces to relax and enjoy.

 

 

We enhance landscapes and gardens throughout Canterbury and Central Otago.

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The quality of our finished work, along with our exceptional reputation, has enabled Green Therapy to grow organically, supporting a passionate team with over 50 years of combined experience.

Services
Our Services

We offer a range of supporting services to transform your outdoor space from dream to reality.

 

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Sustainability
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Our Sustainability Commitment

How we consider nature in our work:

  • Creating spaces that reconnect people with nature.

  • Planting schemes that work with local soil and climate conditions.

  • Biodiversity and encouraging local wildlife.

  • Enhancing soil health.

  • Water conscious planting schemes.

  • Transitioning our work vehicle fleet and tools to sustainable versions.

  • Organic and bio-dynamic growing knowledge within the team.

  • Crafting sustainable, self-sufficient edible gardens.

Process
Our Process

We walk each client through their project from start to finish, final payment is only expected once you are completely satisfied with the service and transformation.

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Meeting 1

 

Complimentary initial consultation

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  • Personal no obligation consultation, to discover concept and needs.

  • Learn about our design style.

  • Early ideas/suggestions offered for site.

  • Outline of general process.

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  • Confirm scope of works.

  • Site measurements.

  • Green Therapy design and lead construction staff input ideas for general design.

  • Development of initial concept begins.

Stage 2

Project planning

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Stage 3

 

Design confirmation

& professional recommendations

  • Review initial concept   in detail on site.

  • Review and agree on layout through careful consideration of plans.

  • Discuss and confirm planting design and species.

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Stage 4

Project construction

  • Confirm final budget.

  • Confirm timeline.

  • Confirm and deliver quote.

  • Deposit - only required on projects over $15k

  • Construction and planting begins.

  • Regular communication between construction team and client throughout build.

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Stage 5

Completion &

final payment

  • Completion of project.

  • Final payment - once transformation is completed to your satisfaction.

  • Photography - with permission.

  • Post project support options reviewed with client.

Team
Our Team

The quality of our finished work, along with our exceptional reputation, has enabled Green Therapy to grow organically, supporting a passionate team with over 50 years of combined experience, across eight countries.

 

That passion, experience and skill is backed up with qualifications ranging from degrees in Horticultural Science, Landscape Architecture, NZ Level 3 & Level 4 Certificates in Landscape Construction and Arboriculture.

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Bryce Coulter

Director

The 2011 Christchurch earthquakes were the catalyst for Bryce to ditch the corporate life and launch Green Therapy. "The events of 2011 were a "wake up moment" and my passion for gardening, developed over the years with the help of a green fingered father and a Horticultural Science degree from Lincoln University, were transferred into a business where we get to work with nature and craft creative outdoor solutions for our clients" ​ Bryce loves working with a diverse team of people who are passionate about what they create. “Every site and project has unique challenges and it’s a joy every day to see the team’s imagination move from design concept to an amazing outdoor space". When not listening to music, reading or watching sports Bryce works on his ever growing travel bucket list and occasionally gets to tick a few of them off with his family!

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Kurtis Forge

Senior Landscaping Specialist

Kurtis came back to NZ and joined the Green Therapy crew in 2021, after his landscaping career OE in Scotland, UK. As well as bringing great practical skills to the business, he also bought back a good bit of Scottish attitude and humour! Kurtis has a natural confidence with all things practical and a great eye for detail. Along with an ability to offer intuitive design solutions, it’s no wonder he has quickly worked his way into a senior role within the team. Outside of work, an apparent lack of actual fish hasn’t deterred Kurtis from enjoying fishing and the great outdoors. He also has a passion for team sports such as rugby and basketball, which he plays regularly.

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Harry Wilcox

Landscaping Assistant

Harry joined the Green Therapy crew in 2023 in a casual capacity after graduating from Canterbury University with a wealth of knowledge in the biological sciences. Harry brings a great work ethic, good humour and can do attitude to the team and has worked hard supporting the rest of the team with physical labour on some of our toughest sites, to ensure we deliver beautifully crafted outdoor spaces to our clients. Outside of work, Harry has a passion for indoor and outdoor climbing and incorporates his hardworking ethos into personal sport training.

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Jennifer Kenix

Landscape Architect

As a recent Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) graduate, Jen has extended her 20+ years of 2D graphic design skills into 3D-built and landscaped environments, focusing on sustainable and regenerative design. Jen brings a wealth of design knowledge and creativity to the team, including a deep appreciation for the ever-changing flora in the natural world. On walks around town, the surrounding Port Hills and beyond, she will often stop to inspect the intricate details of plants and nature. In her spare time, Jen has a talent for hand-building furnishings. She also loves to develop her creative skills through her artwork (painting and drawing). Travelling with her family is especially important, as she cherishes creating beautiful memories and expanding her life/cultural experiences.

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Charlotte Cook

Marketing - Creative director

Charlotte has a diverse professional background, with a strong art and design flair. Her skills, qualifications and experience lie in; fashion/styling, photography, graphic design, branding, copy writing, website design, business management and marketing. Charlotte recently returned to academic study to complete a NZ diploma in business management, with a major in Marketing. Her exceptional results show a promising career in marketing ahead of her. An aspect of her job she loves most is showcasing and communicating the best assets of a brand/business and watching the successful, organic growth, as a result. "Marketing is the perfect career for me, as it enables me to use my strategic, creative and soft skills collaboratively". Charlotte is also working towards achieving her ambitious property development/investment goals. Having recently designed her first new build (with the help of an architect), she understands the importance of clever design to add style, desire and value to a property. Outside of work, Charlotte most enjoys spending time with her young family and dog, exploring New Zealand's back-yard.

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Trent Hiles

Landscaping Specialist

Trent brings a range of experiences to the Green Therapy team. A teacher in one of his past lives he has also worked on various construction and creative projects over the years. An artist, athlete and activist his approach is say "yes" then work out the solution. He loves a challenge and thrives in the problem-solving environments thrown up on Green Therapy projects.

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Jackson Walters

Landscaping Specialist

Jackson is a passionate landscaper, with 3 years of building construction experience behind him before he saw the light and shifted full time into landscaping in 2024. He takes pride in his construction skills and loves the challenge of technical projects. With a great sense of humour and strong work ethic Jackson made a great impression on the team and enjoys feedback from customers. When he's not on the tools, he's either chasing waves or climbing rocks. As a keen outdoorsman he has a love for nature and sustainability.

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Jacob Rados

Project Coordinator & Landscaping Specialist

Jacob brings a wealth of experience to the team, boasting a decade in the horticulture realm. His experience ranges from; garden centres, plant nurseries, self-employed maintenance/landscaping work, and most recently, organic farming. Finally, settling into his dream job as a professional landscaper he brings a rich tapestry of skills and knowledge. "To be able to create beautiful, liveable spaces that make people feel thrilled/joyful to be outside in their own little haven is truly a rewarding job and always such a pleasure to help with!" Experience in a native plant nursery, garden centers, and self-employed landscaping has enriched Jacob with knowledge of native ecosystems, which can be incorporated into aspects of landscape design. Jacob revels in the creative process, relishing the challenge of matching existing features on-site and moulding our endeavours to suit the client's vision and the environment's essence. Currently undergoing training to become a landscape designer, he brings a meticulous eye for detail to the on-site team, adeptly fitting the pieces of the puzzle together. With a vibrant laugh, a strong work ethic, and a perpetual smile, Jacob radiates positivity and enthusiasm in all he does. Beyond work, he enjoys outdoor adventures with his partner Charlie, cooking, and immersing himself in a diverse range of music, both as a listener and a musician.

Our Key Contractors & Process Partners

With a wealth of industry expertise and specialized knowledge in their respective field, these landscaping contractors are invaluable collaborators on any project. They consistently prioritize our clients' needs, making them an excellent addition to any worksite.

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Hugh Billings (Stiggy)

Landscaping Specialist - Little Green Groomer

Hugh has a passion for working outdoors and particularly enjoys improving and crafting spaces where people can sit and enjoy their garden outlook. The natural part of the business, the opportunity to work with plants and getting his hands dirty, is an aspect of the job he enjoys most. Hugh's talent lies in soft landscaping, plant positioning and shaping of plants and trees to create windows of outlook and using soft landscaping to compliment the hard landscaping spaces, created by other Landscape professionals. Hugh has worked with Green Therapy since the beginning and says, 'it's a good team of people, who work well together and a great company to work with. He feels comfortable bouncing ideas around with the team and feels everyone shares a common goal of improving the business and creating the best spaces possible, within the given budget. In his free time, it's no surprise that Hugh enjoys spending time in places of natural beauty, either on foot, bike, ski's or simply relaxing on a beanbag.

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Peter - Terrain Formation

Peter has his own successful earthmoving company in Christchurch and with over 35 years of invaluable experience supports us not only with a vast general Landscaping and business knowledge base but also specialised machinery and skills to assist in early site preparation. In his free time, Pete is mad keen on outdoor sports including skiing, mountain biking, and mountaineering.

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K's Landscaping

Kei (pronounced 'kay') has his own successful Landscape construction company in Christchurch and provides Green Therapy with over 18 years of invaluable landscape construction knowledge and experience, supporting us to get over the line on key projects. Originally from Japan he graduated from a 3-year Landscape Engineering course in Tokyo and came to NZ in 2006 after having worked in Tokyo for three years and really enjoys NZ life. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports (rock climbing, tramping etc) and watching rugby. He’s a big Crusaders & Canterbury supporter and goes to every home game!

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Shane - SJM Retaining

Shane has been building retaining walls for over 18 years. He takes great pride in the work he has completed and loves the positive feedback he has been getting from clients. And we agree with them! These walls are top notch and completed to the highest structural standards. In his free time, Shane is keen on sports and is an enthusiastic participant and instructor in Karate.

Meet our fleet

We are proud of our work vehicles, they each have unique personalities to boot...

Keep an eye out for us on the roads,

and give us a toot!

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Reputation
Our Reputation

95% of our work is driven by word of mouth. We pride ourselves on ensuring we maintain our exceptional reputation, providing every client with total satisfaction throughout the entire process, from concept to completion.


 
Feedback we've received...

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"We have lived happily in our 115year old villa for 20years and this summer, so far, has been a particular joy for us to immerse ourselves in the space which Bryce, Laure, Alyesha, Curtis & Hugh created for us, a couple of months ago. Their combined vision, knowledge, practical skills and willingness to transform vague hopes & dreams into our new garden reality. After such a short time, without unnecessary disruption for us, their hard work and engaging personalities left us with results which exceeded our expectations. Their extraordinary ability to listen, offer ideas and leave us with such a pretty, restful and low-maintenance garden is the best example of therapy for anyone who treasures what nature has to offer. Coming seasons will be constant reminders of how glad we are to have chosen the Green Therapy team."

*****

J. Cooper

Christchurch

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